With the COVID-19 pandemic underway, parents around the world are struggling to come up with new ideas and new ways to keep their children engaged and entertained. With extra free time available, it is good for parents to teach children essential life skills. What could be better than cooking and baking, which are not only fun activities but also help relieve stress and anxiety in these unprecedented times. This way, you can have the needed help of your child and family time that was on hold before the lockdown. So, discover some quick and easy recipes that will come in handy!
We all like to start our day every now and then by having pancakes for breakfast. And now that our schedules have changed due to the pandemic and the work from home scenario, let’s take full advantage of the situation and cook breakfast together. Pancakes are an all time favorite not only for parents but also for children, and the best part, they need minimal ingredients; mainly eggs, all-purpose flour, 1 ripe banana, butter or cooking oil, and powdered sugar. Extras can include nuts, chocolate chips, honey, granola, or cocoa powder.
Pizza at home
Hosting a weekly pizza party with homemade dough and personalized toppings can be an interesting locking ritual for your family. The little one can take care of the toppings while you can take care of the base and the pizza sauce. Just take plain flour, baking powder, olive oil, and salt to make the dough, and set aside mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and mozzarella to load your pizza. Just before garnishing, sprinkle with fresh oregano and chili flakes for extra authentic flavor.
Who doesn’t love an egg for breakfast? But if it comes in a different version, say, like a sandwich, even those who don’t like it are sure to get hooked. In addition, this recipe will not take more than 10 minutes of your day. Boil as many eggs as needed and at the same time spread a little butter on your bread, a little chili sauce and place a slice of cheese on it. Now layer your bread with egg pieces, toast it all together, and you’re good to go!
The spicy and tangy peanut chaat is the easiest to make and takes no more than 5 minutes. Plus, it can be a great tea time snack if you’re in the mood for a snack. Add lots of veggies – be it onions, tomatoes, peppers, boiled carrots and potatoes, and finally garnish with cilantro and lemon juice. Sprinkle with red pepper powder and chaat masala for extra heat. Your cat is ready to eat!
Tangy apples and sweet grapes, pineapple, watermelon, bananas, blackberries and blueberries are mixed with crunchy almonds in a light and creamy dressing to make this healthy and flavorful fruit salad. You can sprinkle with a pinch of chaat masala for extra heat.
These easy recipes are a great way to introduce your kids to a variety of delicious foods that don’t necessarily take a lot of time. So while they finish their homework on one side, they can contribute a few minutes to preparing any of these dishes!
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